Stow Maries WW1 Aerodrome

Canvey's Connection

When we went on a local history trip to Stow Marie WW1 Aerodrome we did not expect to find that Canvey now has a close connection to the historic airfield.

What is that connection? The old Castle View School building. Parquet flooring from the hall has now been laid in the Mess. The wooden picnic tables that once adorned the school grounds are now waiting for visitors at Stow Maries. I also understand tools and much more from the school are now in use on the site.

The place is a great day out. Very friendly volunteers. If you get a chance to go look out for the plaque in the floor of the Mess, see picture below.

You can see the flooring that was once in the hall of Castle View School

The plaque near the door

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